Encyclopedia Britannica Goes – Gasp! – Wiki

Long a standard reference source for scholarship, largely because of its tightly controlled editing, the Encyclopaedia Britannica announced this week it was throwing open its elegantly-bound covers to the masses. It will allow the “user community” (in the words of the encyclopedia’s blog) to contribute their own articles, which will be clearly marked and run alongside the edited reference pieces.

from: The Chronicles of Higher Education –  The WIRED CAMPUS

By Josh Fischman

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One thought on “Encyclopedia Britannica Goes – Gasp! – Wiki

  1. I hope this will not ruin the quality of Encyclopedia Britannica and its rich tradition. Despite the immediate access to a broad subject matter wikipedia offers, it is by no means near the quality, or breadth of detail that Britannica has always been.

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